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Propantheline is used in the treatment of pain due to smooth muscle spasm and increased sweating.

How it works

Propantheline belongs to a class of drugs called anticholinergics. It works by relaxing the muscles of stomach, intestines, and bladder and also decreasing the amount of acid produced in the stomach.

Common side effects

Dry mouth, Dry skin, Palpitations, Arrhythmia, Reduced bronchial secretions, Excessive thirst, Increased heart rate, Photophobia, Difficulty in urination, Loss of accommodation, Constipation, Slow heart rate, Flushing (sense of warmth in the face, ears, neck and trunk), Dilatation of pupil

Available Medicine

No medicine available

Expert advice

  • Take necessary precautions as propantheline may cause your eyes to become sensitive to sunlight.
  • Use propantheline with caution if you are an elderly patient. 
  • Do not become overheated in hot weather or during exercise or other activities because heatstroke may occur while you are taking propantheline due to decreased sweating.
  • Drink plenty of water, maintain good oral hygiene and take necessary precautions to relieve dry mouth.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as propantheline may cause drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, or lightheadedness.  
  • Do not drink alcohol while taking propantheline as it may worsen the side effects.
  • Tell your doctor if you are or planning to become pregnant or are breastfeeding.

Content on this page was last updated on 09 February, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)